Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame is a tribute to the widow Clicquot, who was already a widow at the tender age of 28 and continued the work of her late husband. Her nickname, 'La Grande Dame', came about in 1816 when she invented the shaking table. This method is still used today. This vintage cuvée has been around since the 200th birthday of Veuve Clicquot. La Grande Dame 2008 is an exclusive marriage of our eight classic Grands Crus: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir (53%); Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for the Chardonnay (47%).Tasting notes:Golden shimmer in the glass. In the nose mineral and floral after acacia and peony. This is followed by a hint of fresh fruit and light toasted aromas of hazelnut and roasted almonds. On the palate complex and full-bodied. The body appears fresh and silky. Long lasting and balanced in the finish. Grape varieties: 53% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay residual sugar: 8 g/l Serving temperature: 10-12°C This champagne harmonizes perfectly with oysters, king crabs, dry cheese, truffles, scallops or caviar.